Sunday, January 22, 2012

Photo Prompts - 1000 Gifts - 52 Photos Project

Color With Emotion 

The emotion is evoked in me from the memory that each photo bears

Balloons- Saying goodbye to special people - Letting Go 

Tulips (I love tulips) Adventure with the boys as we journeyed into lands unknown
This day we left our temporary home in Louisville and visited the Creation Museum just 
outside of Cincinnati, Ohio - we hadn't planned to stay the night - but we crossed the state 
line after a full day at the museum and went to see the big city lights. 

An exciting adventure for us - used to our small beach town. 
We found a hotel, bought toothbrushes, t-shirts and necessities from an outlet store -
The next day we parked downtown and walked for miles through the city visiting museums and 
art galleries along the way. We hit the mother load at the Cincinnati Museum Center at 
The Cincinnati Museum of Natural Science and History  - The boys still talk about their first ever 
taxi ride they took that day as we, tired and happy, made our way back to the car parked downtown.
It was a lovely adventure!

The clear blue pools of water found  in the springs near the Suwannee River
- this is Ichetucknee Springs

We love to travel to beautiful places during their "off season" times - we had the beach in 
St. Augustine almost all to ourselves and had a lovely time exploring and camping in the area!

Here sits a fine, good man! He is our private "guide" and full of interesting tid-bits on nature.

Many calm evenings spent by the glistening water watching "the ball drop" as our children
play happily near by. We even get to hold hands and take a walk sometimes! 

On our journey's we like to "Stop to Smell the Wildflowers" you never know what 
surprise you might find just around the next corner - if you're willing to see the little things
HE whispers to me "Look smaller" and I notice - HE says "Smaller still" and I then I see!
So many wonderful discoveries to be made in His Creation 
This pretty bee calls the Oscar Scherer State Park home 

This bright "Bird of Paradise" serves as a reminder of a very special day! 
We visited Ponce de Leon's legendary "fountain of youth" at Warm Mineral Springs 
It was the day boy #2 gave his heart and life to follow Christ - we floated around the warm pool 
as we talked of deep and amazing things. He demonstrated his understanding of God's 
unconditional love - It's a favorite adventure for that reason.

Just another day at home. You never know where you may find adventure.
We love to stop everything and observe!

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46: 10 

I adore this babe from Babcock Ranch - we are fortunate enough to have been able to camp there
with friends - It's a fun way to learn about early pioneers in Florida as Florida is 
actually the original cattle state and thus brought the nickname "Florida Cracker" 
(from the whips cracking in the wind) 

The world's most beautiful bouquet!! 
One of the best things about being surrounded by boys - they LOVE their Mommy!  
even camping - they bring me "flowers" 
(yes, it's a violation of the "leave only footprints and take only pictures" rule- 
but a few weeds here and there are hard to turn down from sweet dirty faced boys) 

And I count to #1000 Gifts and Beyond- 
-My Joy Pockets-

#132 - dirty faces 
#133 - bumble bees and other bugs which fascinate and hold captive 
#134 - a fine good man 
#135 - colors of nature 
#136 - everyday adventures 
#137 - gentle spirits in little wild boys 
#138 - quiet moments to be still 
#139 - beauty in the tiniest of details 
#140 - the whisper 

Linking Up With: 

52 Photos Project


melissa said...

What beautiful photos! It sounds like you have had many adventures recently. Having grown up in a small town myself, I remember the thrill of the first ever taxi ride on a family trip. What fun!

Thank you for linking up with Joy Pockets :)

Carol L McKenna said...

Absolutely awesome photos ~ and your adventurez sound wonderful ~ namaste, CArol (A Creative Harbor) happy 52 photos ^_^

PrairieJenn said...

You are absolutely right-home is an adventure if we are still and take the time to observe! Beautiful photos and words of wisdom:)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the red beach chair and the wild flowers on the bottom. Thank you for stopping by Sanukipity Photography and leaving the kind words.

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

What amazing and lovely adventures :)

Jenna said... #137. It's such a joy to be a witness to God's hand on our boys!

glorygirl said...

Stopping over from Ann's blog to say "hello". Wow! What amazing memories for your heart to cherish always! Your photo of Ichetucknee Springs makes me want to go there in the worst/best way...and wear fairy wings there with my daughter :-) What a gift of photography God has given you!

MomLaur said...

These are beautiful! I am loving the 52 photo projects out there, I may jump on this bandwagon too! And I love how you used photos for your 1000 gifts, I've been thinking about doing the same, we're in such dreary weather I need some visual reminders of God's goodness!

Laura said...

Oh, my goodness, such beauty! You make my heart pause and beat faster and long for a handful of some of these adventures. So, so, lovely. I'm grateful to find you on the other side of this Playdates with God link!